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Saturday, December 24, 2011

One Vehicle Rollover Crash On Looker Mountain Trail

Rollover Crash
At 11:32 pm on Saturday, Otto Township Fire Rescue and Ambulance along with Medic 1 have been dispatched to Looker Mountain Trail on the Rixford side for a one vehicle rollover accident. Now reporting self extricated.


Reba NAUMAN, 92, formerly of Ulysses, PA

Reba NAUMAN, 92, formerly of Ulysses, PA, died Saturday, December 24, 2011 at the home of her daughter in Freeville, NY.

Born May 3, 1919, in Bird-in-hand, PA, she was the daughter of Ira and Nettie Landis Myer. On May 6, 1961, in Yorks Corners, NY, she married Daniel P. Nauman, who survives.

She and Mr. Nauman owned and operated a dairy farm in Ulysses Township for many years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of the Valley Christian Church in Westfield, PA.

Surviving besides her husband, Daniel, are: three sons, Benjamin (Mary Jane) Newcomer of Lake Wales, FL, Glenn (Lisa) Newcomer of Elmira, NY, and Lynn (Sue) Newcomer of Emporium, PA; two daughters, Joyce (Harold) Lefever of Elmira, NY and Sharon (Larry) Cleek of Freeville, NY; a step-son, Jesse (Sandra) Nauman of Ulysses; four step-daughters, Janet (Charles) Ness of Skippack, PA, Jeanette (Donald) Miller of Ulysses, Mildred (Fred) Hershey of Lancaster, PA, and Margaret (Marcus) Thomsen of Millersville, PA; 33 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; a brother, Floyd (Patricia) Myer of Leola, PA; a sister, Ruthie (Abe) Lefever of Lititz, PA; and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Benjamin F. Newcomer in 1956; two step-sons, David Nauman and Jonathan Nauman; four brothers; and four sisters.

Friends may call at the Zion Christian Assembly, Ulysses, PA on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 1:00 PM. Her son-in-law, Pastor Larry Cleek, will officiate. Burial will be in Landisville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Penn-York Camp, 266 Northern Potter Road, Ulysses, PA 16948.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Coudersport Ambulance To Freedom House

At 7:42 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Freeman House for a fall victim with a hip injury.

Vehicle Fire On East Main In Bradford

Vehicle Fire On East Main Street
At 6:34 pm on Saturday, Bradford City Firefighters have been dispatched to 630 East Main Street for a vehicle fire.

George Schweigart Sends A Christmas Video


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Bill levels field for cyberschool graduates who want to join armed forces

Bill levels field for cyberschool graduates who want to join armed forces

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By JAN MURPHY, The Patriot-News

December 23, 2011, 6:00AM
The defense authorization bill elevates armed-forces applicants with cyberschool diplomas to the same status as traditional high school graduates. Full story »

Many cyberschools have counseled students with military aspirations to return to brick-and-mortar schools for their junior or senior years.

They’ve done so to avoid heartwrenching setbacks such as the one Douglas Cook encountered this year.

The 19-year-old Cook, of Emporium in Cameron County, graduated from Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School in February. He planned to join the Marines. More...

"Friends Serving Friends" Offers Free Christmas Dinner

Friends Serving Friends in Cameron County
will sponsor free Christmas Dinners on Sunday, December 25th at the Aroma Cafe in Emporium. Meals will be served from 4 - 7 p.m.

Reservations are helpful, but not required. Takeout meals are available.

If you can donate a turkey,cook a turkey, if you need a ride, or help making a meal reservation, please call Beth Overly @ 814-647-6763 or 486-3375

Merry Christmas to you and your families

Sweden Township Police Department

Be careful in your traveling, give yourself extra time,

arriving safely is more important than not arriving at all.


A Merry Christmas to you and your families.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Advisory For Slippery Roads

Elk County 911/ Emergency Services

Advisory

Wet roadways all day, now falling temps. Roadways will become icy. If you're driving anywhere, please take it easy, especially at intersections.

Josh Kinney Signs Deal With Mariners

Kinney among Mariners non-roster invites
By Greg Johns / MLB.com

SEATTLE -- Veteran right-handed reliever Josh Kinney, who pitched 13 games for the White Sox last season, has signed a Minor League deal with the Mariners that includes a non-roster invitation to Major League camp this spring.

Kinney is the only new name on a list of 11 such players officially released for the first time Tuesday by the Mariners, with the other names having come out previously from other sources. More with video...

Horse found in Sharon Center on Wildcat Road

The lost horse found in Sharon Center, Wildcat Rd. has been reunited with his owner! Thank You!

Ronald L. "Bubba" Kennedy, Sr. 55, of 173 Kennedy Street, Bradford, PA

Ronald L. "Bubba" Kennedy, Sr. 55, of 173 Kennedy Street, passed away Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born January 6, 1956, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Alfred L. and Dawn E. (Fenton) Kennedy.

On June 27, 2008, he married Cathy J. (Shugars) Kennedy who survives.

Mr. Kennedy was a 1973 graduate of Bradford Area High School. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Upon returning to Bradford he worked for Halliburton Services for 15 years where he was known as "Robot", drove school bus for the Bradford Area School District, worked at Superior Well Service and then at Appalachian Well Services as a frack operator. He enjoyed camping and was a dedicated Steeler's fan.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters, Christina (Brian) Wilmoth of Bradford and Cassandra (Chris) Maynard of New Oxford, one son, Ronald L. Kennedy, Jr. of Bradford, two sisters, Cheryl (Carl) Parker of Bradford and Debra Tilley of Allegany, one brother, Gerald H. (Jackie) Gross of Derrick City, five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, December 26, 2011 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave. where funeral and committal services will be held 10:00am on Tuesday, December 27th, with Pastor Jerry Stauffer of the Grace Chapel Fellowship Church in Farmers Valley, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society McKean Co. Unit PO Box 67 Bradford, PA 16701 or American Diabetes Association 1660 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Frederick L. Smith, Sr., 59, of 18412 Route 6 Smethport, PA

Frederick L. Smith, Sr., 59, of 18412 Route 6 Smethport, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011 at his residence,

Born May 10, 1952, in Niagara Falls, NY, he was a son of the late Frederick L.. and Ramona (Lathrop) Smith.

He attended Smethport High School.

Prior to his disabillity, Mr. Smith worked as a truck driver, as well as working as a mechanic for several local garages.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and in his spare time he raised animals, collected coins, raced stock cars and bought and sold items from yard sales.

He is survived by his stepmother, Dorothy Smith of Eldred, who raised him, three daughters, Vicky J.(Mike) Campogiani and Cheyanne (Donald Reed) Smith of Bradford and Bobbie J. Smith of Smethport; three sons Frederick L. Smith, Jr. of Bradford , Jeremiah Smith of Smethport and Shawn; a sister, Lori Heller of Eldred; two brothers, James Smith and Gary Smith, both of Eldred; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by a son, Gary Smith, who passed away in February 2004.

Friends are invited to call from 3-5 PM, Tuesday December 27, 2011 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., South Avenue, where funeral services will be held at 5 PM with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor of St. Bernard Church, officiating. Burial will be in Norwich Cemetery. Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the McKean County SPCA or the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

York County Plane Crash Kills California Solar Company Executive

Plane Crash Kills Seal Beach CEO

Brian Robertson, who ran the solar energy firm Amonix, leaves behind a wife and three children.

Brian Robertson, CEO of the Seal Beach-based solar power company Amonix, died Thursday in a plane crash in Pennsylvania.

The married father of three was 38.

“We are devastated by this tragic accident," said Amonix Founder, CTO and Chairman of the Board Vahan Garboushian. "Brian was an incredible leader and our heart goes out to his family.”

The company issued a brief statement on its website: “Brian Robertson, Amonix CEO, tragically passed away in a plane crash in York County, Pennsylvania, at 5:30 p.m. EST on December 22, 2011. We are devastated by this news and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.” More...

Hit & Run Vehicle On I-80 Damages Mirror

Close Encounter

Gant Daily
A hit-and-run accident occurred at 7 p.m. Monday along Interstate 80 at approximately mile marker 95.1 westbound in Washington Township, Jefferson County.

A vehicle was traveling in the left lane and passing another driven by Dennis J. Bonavita, 69, of Brookville, who was traveling in the right lane. The vehicle crossed the centerline and started changing lanes into the right, before its trailing unit cleared the Bonavita vehicle. The trailing unit struck the left-side mirror of the Bonavita vehicle and then swerved back into the left lane.

It continued westbound on I-80 without stopping. The Bonavita vehicle came to a controlled stop along the right berm. His vehicle sustained minor damage to the left side mirror.

Bonavita, who is editor of the DuBois Courier Express, was wearing his seatbelt and not injured in the accident.

No Injuries In Crash On Bennett's Valley Highway

No injuries were reported following a two-vehicle accident at 8 p.m. Thursday along the Bennetts Valley Highway in Jay Township, Elk County. A 49-year-old McClellandtown man was traveling southbound, while a vehicle driven by Lisa A. Barackman, 41, of Weedville was traveling north.

The man negotiated a right-hand curve and drifted into the northbound lane. Barackman observed that the man’s vehicle was heading directly at her own. While his vehicle continued in her direction, she swerved left into the southbound lane.

As her vehicle traveled by, the man realized he wasn’t in the correct lane. He steered his vehicle back into the southbound lane at which time it struck the Barackman vehicle. His vehicle continued south and came to a rest on its wheels along the western berm.

The Barackman vehicle continued north while rotating 108 degrees, coming to a rest along the western berm. Both vehicles sustained disabling damage. All occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The man was charged with careless driving.
From Gant Daily

Occupants Escape 3 AM House Fire On High Street In Bradford

Occupants Escape 3 AM House Fire

No people were hurt but two pet birds died in a fire early this morning on High Street in Bradford.

Anne Holliday, News Director at WESB/WBRR reported: At 3:02 a.m. Bradford City firefighters got a call about smoke in the house at 15 High Street. Captain Matt Rettger says the smoke was getting worse when they got there and, when he sent a crew in, the house “burst into flames and pushed them back out the front door … We had a house fire.”

The tenants, Terry L. Short and Ellie Howard, were out of the house before firefighters arrived.

Rettger told WESB and The HERO that the cause of the fire was improper use of an extension cord that overheated.

22 firefighters from the city and Bradford Township were on the scene for about three hours.

UPDATE: The PA State Police Fire Marshal Greg Agosti, and Bradford City Fire Department investigated the origin and cause of a fire that damaged a 2 story wood frame residential dwelling at 15 High Street in the City of Bradford.

All occupants escaped without injury. Damage is estimated at $40,000.

The cause of the fire was determined to have resulted from an overheated extension cord. The cord was powering a 1500 watt electric space heater, an LCD big screen TV, a DVD player, and a cellular phone charger.

The house is owned by Patricia Verrelli of Bradford, PA.

Part Time Bartender Needed At Mosch's In Coudersport

Coudersport Ambulance To Ross Street

At 2:24 pm on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Ross Street for a medical emergency.

Trout in the Classroom Grant Round is Open


Trout in the Classroom Grant Round is Open

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited (PATU) will be accepting Trout in the Classroom (TIC) grant applications until Feb. 24, 2012, for the 2012-2013 school year. Trout in the Classroom is an interdisciplinary program in which students in grades 3rd through 12th learn about coldwater conservation while raising brook trout from eggs to fingerlings in a classroom aquarium. All classrooms end the year by releasing their trout into a state approved waterway.

Grant applications are available for the following:

Trout in the Classroom Start-Up Grants are awarded to applicants who are (501) c3 conservation organizations that have developed a partnership with a teacher. The start-up grant provides essential equipment necessary to start a Trout in the Classroom program. The grantee must provide a $350.00 cash match to Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited as well as a 55 gallon aquarium and lid to the classroom.

Trout in the Classroom Existing Grants are awarded to teachers and conservation organizations which have an existing program in place. The maximum value of this grant is $500 for specific replacement equipment, TIC support materials (i.e., books, videos, multi-media), and classroom field trip expenses.

Pennsylvania’s statewide TIC program is made possible through a unique partnership between Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Pennsylvania Department of Education Environmental and Ecology section. Funding for this opportunity was provided by PA Council of Trout Unlimited, PA Fish and Boat Commission and PA Department of Education’s Environment and Ecology section.

Grant applications and additional program information are available on the PA Trout in the Classroom website at www.patroutintheclassroom.org . For more information, contact Samantha Kutskel at 814-359-5114 or c-skutskel@pa.gov.

Conversations: One Woman's Vengeance



In this episode of Conversations, author William P. Robertson serves as guest host to interview regular host and fellow author Dennis R. Miller about his new novel, "One Woman's Vengeance."

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Mary Elizabeth Hornung Lewis, 95, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA.

Mary Elizabeth Hornung Lewis, 95, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium died at the Manor on Thursday morning (December 22, 2011).

She was born April 25, 1916 in Emporium a daughter of the late George and Anna Glasl Hornung.

On July 13, 1939 in Emporium she married the late Lawrence Lewis.

Mrs. Lewis was a homemaker all of her life and a lifelong member of St. Mark Chiurch. She enjoyed reading and flowers

Surviving
Son: Tony Lewis and wis wife Judy, Emporium
Son: George Lewis, Emporium
Son: Steve Lewis and his wife Joan, Emporium
Daughter: Anita "Jackie", Mrs. Vern Dutrey, Lewisberry, PA
Daughter: Joyce, Mrs. Don Dorsett, Muncy
Daughter: Mary Beth, Mrs. Gordon Coppersmith, Emporium
Daughter: Jeannine, Mrs. Allan "Opy" Bailey, Emporium
Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren and Two Great Great Grandsons
Sister: Rita, Mrs. Romie Catalano, Emporium
Brother: L. John Hornung and his wife Louise, Emporium

Preceded in Death By
Parents: George and Anna Glasl Hornung
Husband: Lawrence Lewis who died in 1972
Son: Thomas Lewis
Daughter: Donna Viola
6 Sisters: Catherine Caldwell, Clara Bergoon, Anna Myers, Pauline Malone, Alice Gutsell & Betty Heary
4 Brothers: George, Simon, Max & Harold Hornung

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (December 27, 2011) at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor of Abundant Life Tabernacle, officiating.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Williams Partners To Buy Laser Gathering System

Williams Partners to Buy Marcellus Lines for $750 Million

By Jim Polson
Bloomberg

Dec. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Williams Partners LP agreed to buy pipelines connected to Pennsylvania and New York natural-gas wells from Delphi Midstream Partners LLC for about $750 million in cash and stock, adding capacity where production is rising.

Delphi, owned by American Securities LLC and its management, will get $300 million in cash and about 7.5 million common units in exchange for its Laser Gathering System, Tulsa, Oklahoma- based Williams Partners said in a statement today. More...

Out of Area Police Report

NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Post Journal
ELLICOTT - Dawn M. Post, 40, of Westfield, Pa., was charged with driving while intoxicated Wednesday at 7:25 p.m. on Route 60 in Ellicott. She was held on cash bail.

12-23 Recalls

RECALL Green Valley Food Corp. “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!� Alfalfa Sprouts 5 oz. containers because of a possible health risk.

Arthur A. White, 83, formerly of Larabee, PA

LARABEE, PA - Arthur A. White, 83, formerly of Larabee, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 20, 2011) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home following a long illness.

He was born May 15, 1928, in Sweden Valley to Warren E. and Mary M. Huff White.

Arthur graduated in 1946 from Coudersport High School and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a retired Bell Telephone installer and a proud Democrat.

Art loved being outside, horse trading, golf and planting flowers. He lived just outside of Eldred in Larabee for 40 years and loved selling horses, tack and trailers to his many friendly customers.

He was deeply saddened by the loss of his eldest son, Todd A. White, in 2003. He is survived by Pam J. White, beloved daughter-in-law of Eldred, and grandsons Bradley (Kimberly) and Christopher (Jessika); great-grandchildren Elisha, Stephen and Elizabeth; daughter Dawn White Khun of Olathe, KA, and grandson Joseph; son Wayne (Angelica) White of Johns Creek, GA, and grandsons Joshua and Lucas; son Dustin Oehler and granddaughter Marissa and grandson Joshua; daughter Pam Stenglein and granddaughters Kate and Brittany and grandson Jacob; brother Raymond (Cleo) White of North Canton, OH; sister Elizabeth Petrovcik of Katonah, NY; two half sisters, Anna (Earl) Jordan of Genesee and Ruth White of Roulette; and many nieces and nephews.

He joins in heaven TJ White and Emily White, along with his parents and brothers Warren, William, Paul and Thomas White; sister Jocelyn White; and half-sister Carol White.

Friends called at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, where funeral services were held Thursday (Dec. 22, 2011) at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ron Emery and the Rev. Christopher White co-officiating. Burial in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport.

The family wishes to express many thanks to the kind staff at the Bradford Ecumenical Home, where memorials may be given, for the amazing care they provided to Art.

Constance M. Prescott of 347 W. River Road , Portville, NY

PORTVILLE, NY - Constance M. Prescott of 347 W. River Road passed away Monday (Dec. 19, 2011) at Olean General Hospital after a long illness.

Born June 1, 1941, in Olean, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Lola Buffen Carroll. On May 9, 1959, she married James C. Prescott, who passed away Dec. 28, 1979.

Constance was a graduate of Olean High School, class of 1959, and resided most of her life in Portville.

She retired from Dal-Tile Co. in Olean.

Constance loved her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.

Surviving are a daughter, Joan Prescott of Eldred, Pa.; four sons, James Prescott of Hornell, William (Anita) Prescott of Duke Center, Pa., Robert Prescott and Jeffery (Mary) Prescott, both of Portville; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Francis Carroll of Portville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two sons, Michael Prescott and Francis Prescott; and a daughter, Lou Ann Prescott.

Family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Guenther Funeral Home Inc., 51 S. Main St., Portville, where funeral and committal services were held Thursday (Dec. 22, 2011) at 11 a.m. Pastor Gary Sheesley of the Duke Center United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville, NY.

Patricia G. Best, 67, of 461 S. Bolivar Road, Bolivar, NY

BOLIVAR, NY - Patricia G. Best, 67, of 461 S. Bolivar Road, passed away Friday (Dec. 16, 2011) at home following a brief illness.

Born Sept. 29, 1944, in Madison, WI, she was the daughter of Merle and Louise Ingalls. On April 14, 1986, in Webster, she married James Best, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are five children, Doug Ingalls of Rome, John (Cathy) Rehbach of Honolulu, Michele Merkel of East Rochester, Timothy Jones of Alden, and Jodi (Shawn) Every of Hamlin; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

There will be no visitation or funeral services.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home, Inc., Bolivar.

Freddy A. Tompkins, 77, of 84 Plum St. , Bolivar, NY

BOLIVAR, NY - Freddy A. Tompkins, 77, of 84 Plum St. passed away Sunday (Dec. 18, 2011) at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville following a lengthy illness.

Born May 22, 1934, in Bolivar, he was a son of Sydney and Alta Ryder Tompkins. On Nov. 6, 1954, in Olean, he married the former Donna Steadman, who survives.

Fred was a graduate of Bolivar Central School, class of 1954, and served with the U.S. Army National Guard for 15 years.

He was employed by Acme Electric Corp. in Cuba for 45 years prior to his retirement.
Fred was a 45-year member of the Bolivar Fire Department and a member of the Board of Fire Commissioners in Bolivar.

Surviving besides his wife of 57 years are four children, Frederick (Ann) Tompkins of Olean, Thomas Tompkins of Bolivar, Danny (Karen) Tompkins of Richburg and Laura Tompkins of Jamestown; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Penny Tompkins; three brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc., Bolivar, where funeral services were held Thursday (Dec. 22, 2011) at with Pastor Dick Helms officiating. Burial in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar.

Memorials to the Bolivar Fire Department Ambulance Fund, 460 Main St., Bolivar, NY 14715 would be appreciated by the family.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

No Environmental Impacts for Bolivar-Richburg Water Project

No Adverse Environmental Impacts

Allegany County - The Village of Bolivar, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Villages of Richburg and Bolivar Joint Water Supply Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the construction of a new water filtration/treatment plant at the Richburg spring and other spring improvements, development of a new well, renovation of two existing wells and construction of a water treatment facility at the Bolivar well site, renovation of distribution facilities for both Villages, and tank improvements in both villages. The project is located at 252 Main Street in the Village of Bolivar, New York.

Changes to Teen Driving Law to Take Effect Tuesday




Changes to Teen Driving Law to Take Effect Tuesday

If you have a teen driver in your home, or if a teen anticipates getting his or her permit soon, please be aware of significant changes to Pennsylvania’s Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) law that were made this year.

Under Act 81 of 2011, which takes effect at the end of the week, behind-the-wheel training requirements are changing for teens who will get their permits after Dec. 27 and those who haven’t yet passed the driver’s test by Tuesday.

Those new rules require 65 hours of behind-the-wheel training, including 10 hours at night and five hours during poor weather conditions.

Specifically, drivers younger than 18 will not be permitted to transport more than one passenger who is under 18 and is not an immediate family member unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

After six months, the junior driver may transport up to three passengers younger than
18 who are not immediate family members without a parent or legal guardian present, but only if that driver has not been convicted of a driving violation or has not been partially or fully responsible for a reportable crash.

The law also requires that junior drivers and passengers under the age of 18 must wear a seat belt, and children under the age of eight must be fastened in a child restraint system. The seat belt provisions of the new law are primary offenses, meaning a driver can be stopped and cited solely for that violation.

More information on the changes for teen drivers can be found at www.dmv.state.pa.us by clicking on the “New Teen Driver Law 2011” button.

Multiple Deer In Road Cause 2 Vehicle Crash

An Emporium woman was moderately injured
Wednesday night at 9:15 pm when the car she was riding in, slammed into the back of a pickup truck that had stopped for multiple deer blocking the roadway on Route 120 near Tanglefoot Run in Gibson Township. .


Melinda K. Ackman, 48, of Emporium, PA, was transported to Elk Regional Medical Center in St. Marys by Emporium Ambulance for treatment of what police described as moderate injuries.

The driver, Charles M. Ackman, 24, of Akron, Ohio, and another passenger Kevin P. Ackman, 62, of Emporium, were not injured.

Scott A. Graham, 51, of Driftwood, PA, was driving a 2010 GMC Sierra Pickup that had stopped in the eastbound lane to avoid hitting multiple deer. on Route 120 near Tanglefoot Run in Gibson Township. Graham was not injured. All occupants were wearing seat belts.

Ackman, who was driving an eastbound 2006 Chevrolet Impala behind the pickup, failed to stop and struck the rear of the pickup truck.

Charles Ackman will be cited for (not) Driving Vehicle At Safe Speed.

Burglar Gets Cash & Christmas Presents In Emporium

Unknown actor(s) gained entry to an Emporium woman's residence by kicking open a rear door and once inside removed numerous items of value including $1,600.00 cash and numerous Christmas gifts.

The burglary occurred between Wednesday at 2:45 and 1:00 am on Thursday at the residence of Jamie Lynn Schatz located at 418 North Broad Street, across from the Municipal Building in Emporium Borough, according to a news release from Trooper Michael Smith at the Emporium Station.

Potter County Woman Arrested On NY Check Charge

A Pleasant Valley Township resident was taken into custody on Wednesday at about 12:47 pm by State Police on an arrest warrant from New York.

Carol Ann Weakland, 58, of 142 Kio Hollow Road, Port Allegany, PA, was served an arrest warrant for a Fraud-Bad Check Violation in NY. She was placed into custody and Arrest Prior To Requisition.

She was then arraigned and released on $1,000.00 bail.

Smethport Man Arrested For 2007 Alleged Drug Sale

Watts jailed on drug charges

Daily Reporter

BELMONT — Investigators Wednesday arrested a Smethport, Pa. man on drug charges stemming from an alleged sale of cocaine in June 2007.

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and state police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) arrested Demerio J. Watts, 27, on a grand jury indictment charging him with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Watts allegedly sold a certain amount of crack cocaine to task force agents. More...

Possible Structure Fire in Mt. Jewett

At 7:14 pm on Thursday, Mt. Jewett Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to 4 Poplar Street for a possible structure fire.

Fire reported under control at 7:29 pm.

Christmas and New Year's Falls on Sunday - Open Arms to Host Celebration

Christmas and New Year's Falls on Sunday - Open Arms to Host Celebration

Every several years, Christmas Day and New Year's Day fall on Sunday morning. Churches often struggle with whether to hold regular services on the holiday, as many families plan events at home. Open Arms Community Church in Bradford, PA will have church on Christmas Day and New Year's Day, though only one service at 10:00AM

"Are we having church on Sunday morning Christmas Day? YES! For convenience for those traveling over the holiday we will only have one service at 10:00am that will include Christmas songs and a Christmas message on Hope. It's what Christmas is all about; Jesus, that God so loved the world that he came to give sacrificially, so that we may have hope of a better life and that there is light at the end of the tunnel," says Open Arms Pastor Mike McAvoy

Regular scheduled services of Sunday's at 9:15am and 11:00am will resume January 8th, with the launch of a new sermon series entitled "The Heart of a Warrior."

Santa in Austin This Friday with station 44

Santa in Austin Friday with station 44

This Friday Austin Fire Department will be meeting with Santa at around 6:30 pm and taking him house to house to see the children. We ask that you listen for Fire Engine's siren throughout event. Our scheduled path would be the Village of Costello first at around 6:40 PM, then the Boro of Austin around 7:20 to 7:30 PM.

WE ASK ALL CHILDREN FROM OUT OF AREA PLEASE BE AT EITHER COSTELLO OR AUSTIN BORO AND LISTEN FOR SIRENS.

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK IN COMMENTS THEY WILL BE ANSWERED.

Part Time Bartender Needed At Mosch's In Coudersport

Six Year Old Thinks Of Others At Christmas

From Our Mail

I’m not sure if you will post this but it brought great joy and tears.

I was reading a post by a friend and I got up and walked away from the computer for a few minutes. My children were being nosy and they hollered to me, so I came back into the living room and asked what all the commotion was about.

My oldest said read this and tell me if I read it right.

I read it to myself and asked him what he thought he had read?

My youngest who is six said mommy a family has no presents for there children for Christmas morning.

I said well times are tough. My six year old said they have a little boy my age I will give a present of mine away so that he can have a gift on Christmas morning. Not only did he just randomly go to the tree and take a gift from underneath it, he had been saving money, and he is going shopping to buy a couple of gifts for the children.

What was I suppose to say to him, that he couldn’t give a gift away.

I said do you really want to do this? He said yes mommy I really do because we are both six years old, both boys and we probably like the same things.

So the next day he came home from school and said Mommy I was asked what the meaning of Christmas meant to me and to no surprise my little guy said it’s the gift of giving not receiving. I don’t know any other little boy that would do this. He told me that was going to be his mission every Christmas is to help one child have at least one gift on Christmas Day.

By all means we are not rich and we struggle just like a lot of people.

This just means so much to him and it makes me cry to know that at six years old he is trying to make a difference in someone's life. The best part is we don’t know the name of the family and he is just giving away a present. I want to remain anonymous and I’m not out for any kind of recognition what so ever.

We hope you all have MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Residents Injured In House Fire Named

Three injured in Richmond Township fire

MANSFIELD -- A state police fire marshal is investigating a Tuesday afternoon fire that injured three residents of a Richmond Township home.

Barbara J. Gerhardt, 68, Shari L. Gerhardt, 45, and Timothy J. Gerhardt, 40, had minor burns and suffered smoke inhalation before escaping 1008 Korb Road in Richmond Township, state police in Mansfield said. More...

PA Game Commission News

GAME COMMISSION PREPARES FOR SPECIAL SNOW GOOSE SEASON
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are set to offer hunters the opportunity to participate in a snow goose conservation hunt designed to help stem the growth of continental snow goose populations.

GAME COMMISSION OFFERS SEEDLINGS FOR LANDOWNERS; GAME COMMISSION OFFERS ‘LANDSCAPING FOR WILDLIFE’ BOOK
HARRISBURG – While it may be winter, now is the time for landowners to begin making plans to help wildlife by to planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery, which will begin Jan. 3 through April 20.

Open Arms To Hold 8th Annual Eve's Eve Service

Open Arms Community Church will hold their 8th Annual "Christmas Eve's Eve" service on Friday. The event will feature traditional Christmas music in a rock music arrangement, drama, videos, and fun for the whole family. The church will host two services, at 6:00PM and 7:30PM.

Open Arms Pastor Mike McAvoy says, "This is our 8th annual Eve's Eve Service. We chose the non-Traditional Eve's Eve (December 23rd) for two reasons, 1) because we are typically "out-of-the-box" in our approach to ministry and 2) because we wanted people to be able to both celebrate together, but have Christmas Eve's to spend with their family. There is enough craziness that society has added to this season, we want to do our part to simplify and keep the focus on Faith and Family."

McAvoy promises the event will be fun for the whole family, "I'm really excited about this years Eve's Eve Service! Every year we try to do it bigger and keep it fresh. This year is no exception. We're not just doing Rock n Roll Christmas songs and a children's skit, but we've incorporated the children throughout the entire program. We've got some new things to keep it interesting, but have kept some key elements to maintain a kind of "tradition of celebration" for this season that we've gained a reputation for. Of course one of those is it will be a fun!"

Again, the event will be held Friday, December 23rd at 6:00 and 7:30PM at Open Arms Community Church, 1289 East Main Street, Bradford PA.

Chesapeake Energy's Pipeline Division Fined $19,510. For Erosion Control Violations

DEP Fines Appalachia Midstream Nearly $20,000 for Erosion, Sediment Violations at Bradford County Compressor Station

Company Failed to Implement, Maintain Best Management Practices

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Appalachia Midstream Services LLC of Horseheads, N.Y., Chesapeake Energy’s pipeline division, $19,510 for numerous erosion- and sediment-control violations originally found last winter at its compressor station in Albany Township, Bradford County.

“Appalachia Midstream did not correct the violations documented in February by the Bradford County Conservation District until August, which is far longer than needed,” DEP North-central Regional Director Nels Taber said. “We continue to work to ensure that the companies DEP regulates take their compliance obligations seriously.”

Inspections by the conservation district and DEP’s Oil and Gas staff in February and May found that Appalachia Midstream had failed to implement and maintain effective best-management practices to control erosion and sediment runoff during excavation for construction of a compressor station.

Best-management practices are measures used to minimize soil erosion and sedimentation to protect the quality of surface and groundwater in the area. They include various devices, such as silt-filter socks, as well as constructing diversion channels, sediment basins and stabilized slopes.

The inspections revealed violations of the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law, Dam Safety and Encroachment Act and state regulations. A notice of violation letter was sent to the company on March 28, and a DEP inspection on Aug. 16 verified that Appalachia Midstream had corrected all the violations.

For more information, call 570-327-3659 or visit www.dep.state.pa.us.

Tim Walck Entertaining Friday Night At Olga In Coudersport

NEW YORK STATE OIL PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION CREATES KARNEY COCHRAN SCHOLARSHIP AT PITT-BRADFORD

NEW YORK STATE OIL PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION CREATES KARNEY COCHRAN SCHOLARSHIP AT PITT-BRADFORD

BRADFORD, Pa. – The New York State Oil Producers Association has created the Karney Cochran Scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, in memory of a prominent Wellsville, N.Y., oil producer.

Stephen D. Plants, secretary of the association, said that it has scholarships at several local colleges and wanted to create one at Pitt-Bradford because of its contributions to the area oil industry through its petroleum technology programs, first in the 1970s and ’80s and again today.

The $1,500 annual scholarship will be awarded to a student from Cattaraugus, Allegany or Steuben counties in New York, or McKean or Potter counties in Pennsylvania.

Cochran, Plants said, was a natural choice for an honoree.

“He was a pretty impressive guy,” Plants said, “a brilliant man who had traveled the world.”

Cochran grew up in Tulsa, Okla., and attended Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State), where he earned a degree in engineering. After moving to the northeast, he took a job in 1938 with the Empire Gas and Oil Co. which was owned by the Bradley Producing Co. in Wellsville N.Y.

He retired from Bradley in 1976 as vice president, and he and his wife started their own producing company, which they closed when the price of oil bottomed out in 1985.

He took an active part in several national oil groups and was a former director of both the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the American Petroleum Institute.

For more information on creating a scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, contact Jill McInroy-Ballard, executive director of institutional advancement, at jballard@pitt.edu or (814)362-5091.

PFBC’s Free Saltwater Angler Registry Available Jan. 1

PFBC’s Free Saltwater Angler Registry Available Jan. 1

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reminding saltwater anglers that they can register with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for free beginning Jan. 1 through the PFBC’s website.

NOAA requires annual registration from both Pennsylvania residents and non-residents – 16 years of age or older – who target or catch shad, striped bass and river herring from the Delaware River below Trenton Falls or in the Delaware River Estuary.

Beginning Jan. 1, anglers who fish in Pennsylvania and its boundary waters have the option to register through the free PA Saltwater Angler Registry Program (PA-SARP), or to register for a fee through the federal online registry or by calling toll-free 1-888-674-7411. A web button in the left column of the PFBC website called “PA-SARP” directs anglers to the free registration page.

“As a registered saltwater angler, you may be asked by NOAA to participate in surveys about your fishing activity,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “Information obtained from these surveys is used to determine the health and sustainability of marine fisheries and to make informed decisions about how many fish can be caught the following year.”

Anglers must have a valid Pennsylvania fishing license prior to registering with PA-SARP.

Anglers do not need to register if they meet one of the following exceptions:

Are under the age of 16.
Hold a Highly Migratory Species Angling Permit.
Fish commercially under a valid license.
Possess a valid registration with the National Saltwater Angler Registry administered by NOAA or from another exempted state.

Please note that River herring (also known as alewife and blueback herring) and hickory shad (endangered species) are regulated with a closed fishing season, year-round. These species are not to be targeted. If caught, they are to be immediately released.

“Saltwater anglers should carry their Pennsylvania Saltwater Angler Registration Card with them while fishing as proof of compliance with this registration program,” Arway added. “And anglers should contact the applicable state agency when fishing the tidal waters outside of Pennsylvania to be sure they are in compliance with the states saltwater angler registration requirements.”

For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at www.fishandboat.com.

Commission Launches New Pennsylvania Waters Patch Series

Commission Launches New
Pennsylvania Waters Patch Series


HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has launched a new embroidered patch series which is now available for purchase.

The Pennsylvania Waters Patch Series contains two patches - a Spring Creek Canyon patch and a Spring Creek Canyon-Brown Trout patch. The patches are only available through Wilderness Editions at www.wildernesseditions.com or by calling 1-800-355-7645. The patches are $6 each and can be purchases by check, money order or credit card.

The patches are the first in the Pennsylvania Waters Series. The series will feature the rivers, streams and lakes of Pennsylvania. The companion patch will highlight a fish species found in those waters.

The inaugural series features Spring Creek Canyon in the north-central region of the state outside State College. On Sept. 30, the multi-partnered Spring Creek Canyon Cooperative Management Coalition unveiled signs and an informational kiosk to greet visitors to more than 1,800 acres which were opened for public use. A 4.4-mile main trail offers recreational opportunities such as hiking and biking. The canyon land is jointly managed by the PFBC, Pennsylvania Game Commission, the state Department of Corrections, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Pennsylvania State University and Benner Township.

For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at www.fishandboat.com.

Louise M. CARPENTER, 84, of Ellisburg, PA

Louise M. CARPENTER, 84, of Ellisburg, PA, died Thursday, December 22, 2011 in her home surrounded by her family.

Born September 15, 1927, in Shippenville, PA, she was the daughter of James F. and Annie E. Clark Milliron. On March 30, 1946, in Urbana, NY, she married Calvin R. “Bud” Carpenter, who predeceased her in 1996.

She was a graduate of Genesee High School, where she was a cheerleader. A mother and homemaker, she operated a catering service for many years and served as a volunteer at Sweden Valley Manor. She was a former member of the Ellisburg Union Church, where she served as church secretary, treasurer, Sunday school teacher, trustee, and faithful kitchen coordinator. She was a current member of the West Union Mennonite Church.

Louise enjoyed cooking, gardening, hunting, and was an avid sports fan. She loved her family and friends and she worshipped, praised, and adored her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and served as a faithful prayer warrior, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Surviving are: three sons, James Calvin (Jolene) Carpenter of Jersey Shore, PA, William Richard (Patricia) Carpenter of Forest Hill, MD, and David Clyde (Abby) Carpenter of Uniontown, OH; two daughters, Lois Ann (Robert) Walters of Ellisburg and Ella Loraine (Thomas) James of Stafford Springs, CT; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three brothers, James W. Milliron of Warner Robbins, GA, Joseph F. Milliron of Tucson, AZ, and Thomas W. Milliron of Horseheads, NY; nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Tuesday, December 27, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held on 11:00 AM, Wednesday in the West Union Mennonite Church, 1459 County Route 84, Rexville, NY 14877. Visitation will precede the funeral from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Her son-in-law, Pastor Robert Walters, will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Union Mennonite Church, 1459 County Route 84, Rexville, NY 14877 or Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Mustang Survival Issues Voluntary Recall Notice on Personal Flotation Devices

Mustang Survival Issues Voluntary Recall Notice on Personal Flotation Devices

Mustang Survival recently issued a recall notice on several personal flotation devices. We wanted to pass along this important message in case you or your friends use these products.

Mustang is voluntarily recalling all model number MD2010 and MD2012 inflatable personal flotation devices (PFDs) sold in the United States during 2011. This recall notification is for only the MD2010 and MD2012 22LB buoyancy inflatable PFDs.

This recall is being issued for the inspection and repair of an inflator installation inconsistency that may prevent some units from fully inflating. Mustang Survival has developed a solution that corrects any affected product and prevents re-occurrence of this issue. The inspection and repair can only be performed at a Mustang Survival factory. No other Mustang Survival products are affected as they utilize different inflator mechanisms.

For more information on this recall, please visit Mustang Survival's website at: http://m1e.net/c?104243865-LjRoaNRW.uMXM%407099476-a6Mw2Qp1wQDw2 Distributors and consumers can also reach Mustang Survival’s Customer Service department at 1-800-526-0532 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.

SIXTEEN GRADUATE FROM MSW PROGRAM AT PITT-BRADFORD

SIXTEEN GRADUATE FROM MSW PROGRAM AT PITT-BRADFORD

BRADFORD, Pa. – Sixteen residents of the region graduated Dec. 10 from the Master of Social Work program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Dr. Livingston Alexander, president, greeted the graduates and their guests, recognizing the continuing social challenges for the region and praising the students’ commitment to attaining a post-baccalaureate degree while working and raising families.

Also speaking were Dr. Lambert Maguire, professor and associate dean of academic affairs in the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, and Lynn Coghill, director of the MSW program at the University of Pittsburgh.

Two graduates, Karen A. Emerson and Oxana A. Panol, both of Bradford, shared reflections during the ceremony.

“Our heroes are not famous,” Emerson told her fellow graduates. “Our heroes are the social workers who paved the way before us and caused us to be taken seriously by our profession.”

Panol related stories of learning English as a child in Russia, of finding a place to belong in America and of completing her graduate degree – all of which were dreams of hers.

Stephanie Eckstrom, Pitt-Bradford MSW program coordinator, encouraged students to start a client-focused, strength-based social justice movement.

In addition to Emerson and Panol, those graduating were Becky Henretta, Eric Peters, Lori Shield, Jeffrey Slaughenhaupt Jr. and Tony Sowers, all of Bradford; Joleen Grolemund of Kane; Jamie Himes of Hazel Hurst; Yvonne Polaski of Johnsonburg; Michelle Straub of St. Marys; Tricia Adams of Salamanca, N.Y.; Sheila Collins and Jennifer Studley, both of Olean, N.Y.; Stacy Lockwood of Great Valley, N.Y.; and Brian Spako of Allegany, N.Y.

For more information on the University of Pittsburgh MSW program at Pitt-Bradford, contact Eckstrom at 814-362-7527 or via email at sae102@pitt.edu.

Democrats to Governor Corbett, GOP legislature: Where’s the leadership?

Democrats to Governor Corbett, GOP legislature: Where’s the leadership?

HARRISBURG, Dec. 20 – Democratic leaders from the state House and Senate joined together Monday to urge Governor Tom Corbett and leaders of the Republican-controlled legislature to end their extreme ideological crusade and to begin leading on the issues that matter to working, middle-class families.

As Pennsylvania’s economy continues to sputter, the Democratic leaders said Republicans have failed to make jobs a priority, choosing instead to focus on a right-wing agenda – from attacks on worker rights and wages to attempts to gain political advantage through gerrymandering and limiting the right to vote.

“Despite being well positioned to move forward after weathering the financial storm from the last recession, Pennsylvania continues to take on water, and that is a byproduct of the lack of direction,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, D-Allegheny. “Most importantly, we’ve seen no leadership from the Republicans on jobs.”

Both the House and Senate Democratic caucuses have proposed comprehensive job-creation and economic development plans. The Corbett Administration and the Republican legislative caucuses have offered no comprehensive proposals to boost jobs and jumpstart Pennsylvania’s economy.

House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody noted that 500,000 Pennsylvanians still remain unemployed. And, he said, the Corbett-Republican budget – which slashed public school funding by nearly $1 billion and decimated health care programs for seniors, individuals with disabilities and other vulnerable citizens – resulted in 21,000 jobs lost, including 14,000 public school positions.

“Governor Corbett and the Republicans in charge of the legislature haven’t just done nothing on jobs; they’ve actually made our job climate worse,” said Dermody, D-Allegheny. “They have failed, at every turn, to make working, middle-class families a priority. This has been a year of failure for the Republicans who control state government in Pennsylvania – failure on jobs, failure on transportation and failure to enact a fair tax on natural gas companies drilling in the Marcellus Shale. The list of failures goes on and on.”

The Democratic leaders’ comments came in response to Corbett’s mid-year budget briefing, in which the governor outlined a pessimistic outlook of budget revenues for the fiscal year. But Democrats noted that revenues are actually running ahead of last year’s numbers.

“Job creation must be our priority. The governor’s mid-year budget message is more of the same. It’s a repeat of the Republican message that less is more,” said Senate Democratic Appropriations Committee Chairman Vincent J. Hughes, D-Philadelphia. “That’s the wrong approach. It’s reverse investment at a time when we should be investing more in our roads, bridges, mass transit and our workers.”

“The governor is making his case for another three-quarters-of-a-billion dollars in needlessly painful cuts to our children’s public schools and to critical health and safety programs next year,” said House Democratic Appropriations Committee Chairman Joe Markosek, D-Allegheny. “That is on top of the draconian cuts in this year’s budget. This is more than just a lack of leadership; it’s dangerous governing. It’s time to make working, middle-class families the top priority, and that starts with jobs. The question I ask Pennsylvanians is: ‘How long are you going to stand for this?’”

New Years Eve Bingo At Austin Firehall/No Bingo Christmas Eve

Barbara Ann Hatton, 53, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Galeton, PA

Barbara Ann Hatton, 53, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Galeton, PA, and Media, PA, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport.

Born October 21, 1958 in Media, she was a daughter of Grace (Stokes) Hatton of Galeton, and the late Thomas S. Hatton, Sr.

Surviving in addition to her mother, Grace Hatton, are a son, William Greenwood, Galeton; a brother, Thomas (Dianna) Hatton, Jr., West Grove, PA; two sisters, Linda Richway, Voorhees, NJ and Deborah Yerger, Wellsboro, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service At Genesee United Methodist Church

Genesee United Methodist Church
will hold a
Christmas Eve candlelight service
starting at 9PM. Come and join us.

12-22 Recalls

Eclectic Institute Voluntarily Recalls Specific Dietary Supplements Containing Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatic) And Bladerwrack (Fucus Vesiculosus) Because Of Possible Salmonella Contamination

Starwest Botanicals Recalls Starwest Organic Celery Seed. Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination.

Cal Fresco, LLC Recalls Jalapeño and Serrano Chili Peppers Due to Possible Health Risk

Market Basket Initiates Limited Regional Voluntary Recall of Market Basket Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water 5 oz. Product Due to Undeclared Allergen

CareFusion Provides Update on Previously Announced Ventilator Recall

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Communications Failure at Clearfield County 911

Communications Failure at Clearfield County 911

Mt. Jewett Echo

The Clearfield County 911 Center has taken a lightening strike limiting their capabilities to communicate with field units. The center at this time only has portable radios to communicate with and all 911 lines are still functioning properly.

Let Gustin's Get Your Car In Top Running Shape For Winter

Driver Fled Scene Of Oswayo Township Crash

There were no injuries in a hit & run crash early Sunday morning on Butter Creek Road in Oswayo Township.

Travis S. Wackwitz, 28, of Shinglehouse, PA, was traveling eastbound in a 2001 Dodge Dakota at 12:25 am when his vehicle went off the left side of Butter Creek Road and struck a parked 1988 Ford Ranger owned by John E. Cyran of Shinglehouse.

Wackwitz then fled the scene of the accident.

He was cited by State Police for (not) Driving Vehicle At Safe Speed.

No Injuries In Route 120 Crash Wednesday

No one was hurt in a two vehicle crash Wednesday at 2:00 pm on Route 120 at Tunnel Hill in Gibson Township, Cameron County.

State Police said the crash occurred as Steven J. Borowski, 48, of 19 Thomas Road, Bradford, PA, driving a 2010 Ford Fusion, was negotiating a right hand turn onto Route 120, when he lost control of the vehicle and traveled into the oncoming lane of traffic.

Borowski's Ford struck a 2002 Chevy Blazer driven by Darlene A. Langelier, 53, of 34 Cherry Street, Emporium, PA, in the left front with the left front of his vehicle.

Lost female brindle boxer has returned home

Lost female brindle boxer with some gray hair on face.
She answers to Suzy.


Suzy came home tonight!
Thanks again for putting the word out.


Clinton County Commissioner/Mother Bound Over On Charges

Colemans bound over for court

Former YMCA director waives hearing

December 21, 2011


LOCK HAVEN - A sitting Clinton County commissioner and his mother were held for court on criminal charges Wednesday related to the diverting of funds from the Lock Haven YMCA and a National Elks grant earmarked for a local after-school program. More...

Possible Structure Fire

Possible Structure Fire
At 8:10 pm on Wednesday, Bradford City Firefighters have been dispatched to the area of Main & High Street for a possible structure fire.

Shinglehouse Story In California

An April fool at Christmastime

Ted Courtright
Half Moon Review
Half Moon, California

Lloyd Burley was burly, handsome with curly dark hair, very strong and athletic. He was also my sister Lorraine's new husband. He always wore a smile and the latest fashion. Lloyd loved to regale us with jokes, and he always had a story at the ready.

Lloyd was born in the backwoods village of Shinglehouse, Pa. That's what I said - Shinglehouse. Surely you've all heard of Shinglehouse, the cuckoo clock capital of America. He had been awarded a football scholarship to tiny Kingston Tech, near Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He enrolled in the school but flunked out in his first semester. Lloyd had come out to California in 1934. More...

Church Reports Possible SCAM

Church Reports Possible SCAM

Hi Jim,


We got a call today from a Jeff Spence saying he was broken down in Roulette, and asked for help to buy a bus ticket to Lansing, MI. He said he was at an Amber xxxxx's house. I smelled a rat as he couldn’t answer even basic questions when I was attempting to validate his story. He said he was coming from Buffalo by way of Pittsburgh (!!). He was all over the map.

The call back number he gave me was not correct. When I called back, it was another party all together and not Amber xxxxx's residence. The lady at that number then got a call from another church asking for the same person, Amber xxxxxx to verify the same story from what is probably the same man. The lady at that number called me back to tell me about that, saying this must be a scam.

Maybe you would want to consider posting a warning about it. I think we would prefer not to have our church name mentioned though.

Donald J. "Jim" Baldwin, Jr., 82, of 809 South Kendall Ave., Bradford, PA

Donald J. "Jim" Baldwin, Jr., 82, of 809 South Kendall Ave., passed away Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born November 7, 1929, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Donald James and Alice Jane (Middleborough) Baldwin Sr.

On December 30, 1950 in Bradford he married Mary Jane (Dodson) Baldwin who survives.

Mr. Baldwin was a 1949 graduate of Bradford High School. He enlisted in the United States Army on September 5,1950, he served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged on May 22, 1952. He had been employed at Bovaird & Seafang, JC Penneys Auto Center and then at Dresser Manufacturing as a machinist for 30 years.

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, a daughter, Darlene A. (Rich Wolfanger) Perry of Bradford, two sons Donald E. (Anita) Baldwin of Bradford, and Timothy L. Baldwin of Cyclone, a sister, Patricia (Lloyd) Burkhouse of Bradford, two brothers, Clark Francis "Si" (Jane) Baldwin of Vestal, NY and Rev. Robert "Butch" (Sandy) Baldwin of Smethport, five grandchildren, Barbara Torrey of Lewis Run, John Perry of Bradford, Justin Baldwin of Cyclone, Donald Baldwin of Ohio and Kimberly Baldwin of Warren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters Kay Whitman and Doris Joy Singer.


At the request of the family there will be no public visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society McKean Co. Unit PO Box 67 Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Penn State DuBois Partners with Marcellus Shale Education and Training Center

Penn State DuBois Partners with Marcellus Shale Education and Training Center

DuBOIS – In an effort to better prepare members of the local workforce for job opportunities in the Marcellus Shale Industry, Penn State DuBois has partnered with the Marcellus Shale Education and Training Center (MSETC) at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. The MSETC is a collaboration between the Pennsylvania College of Technology and the Penn State Extension, designed to provide a wide variety of resources to the community and the oil and gas industry.

"As an affiliate of the Marcellus Shale Education and Training Center, Penn State DuBois acquires expanded curriculum and instructional capability needed to train and educate existing employees of gas companies, and those who want to enter the natural gas industry," said assistant director of Continuing Education at Penn State DuBois, John Blasdell. He explained that students who enroll for Marcellus Shale training programs at Penn State DuBois will have access to a wide range of resources offered at MSETC, which addresses a multitude of training and education needs of the natural gas industry.

"We feel these courses will complement the other successful industry programs offered at Penn State DuBois," said Larry Michael, assistant vice president for Workforce Development and Special Projects at Pennsylvania College of Technology. "Our Marcellus Shale Education & Training Center (MSETC) has trained in excess of 3,500 students over the past eighteen months and our MSETC Affiliate Program is expanding throughout the region to help meet the demand."

That demand, Michael said, is the demand for trained workers to support the various occupations associated with the development of Pennsylvania’s natural gas resources. According to MSETC studies, each well requires a workforce of approximately 420 individuals working across 150 different occupations.

Some of the initial programs available at Penn State DuBois through the MSETC include training for Onshore Rigging and Hoisting, SafeLandUSA, Hazard Recognition, Natural Gas Measurement, and Roustabout. "As the demand for natural gas training programs continues to grow across the Appalachian Basin, Penn College is excited about our opportunity to expand with that demand," Michael said.

"The MSETC has a strong reputation throughout the Commonwealth in serving the workforce development needs of this quickly expanding industry," said Blasdell. "Penn State DuBois is proud to have this affiliation."

For more information, contact Blasdell at (814) 375-4822, or jfb12@email.psu.edu or visit www.msetc.org

12-21 Zumba Class At The Moose In Port Allegany

Zumba Class At The Moose In Port Allegany

Zumba will be held at the Moose in Port Allegany Wednesday night at 6:30. It lasts for an hour and the fee is $4. Bring hand weights for extra resistance if you want. Zumba exercise can burn up to 1,000 calories an hour depending how much you put into it. Come to the Moose and join the zumba craze.

MAYA ARCHAEOLOGY SPRING BREAK TRIP PLANNED

MAYA ARCHAEOLOGY SPRING BREAK TRIP PLANNED

BRADFORD, Pa. -- The ninth Annual Maya Archaeology Spring Break Trip, which explores ancient Maya ruins each year, will take place from March 3 to March 10, 2012.

The trip will highlight Caracol, the enormous ancient Maya city deep in the mountains, and several other nearby sites such as Cahal Pech and Xunantunich, near the Guatemalan border. The trip will also include exploring a Maya ritual cave, and the Maya salt works of the Belizean islands at Bacalar Chico National Marine Park.

The $1,200 price of the trip includes hotels, two meals each day, van and water transportation, tours by archaeologists and botanists, and entrance fees to museums and sites. It does not include airfare to/from Belize City, Belize.

The trip is designed to appeal to anthropology, archaeology and environmental studies students, but the trip is open to anyone with an interest in the Maya, in archaeology, in tropical ecology, or in an adventuresome week, including children age 12 or older, if accompanied by a responsible parent.

Anyone interested in the trip should contact Isabelle Champlin, at (814) 362-7623 or ichamplin@gmail.com. This trip is not officially sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. The deadline for signing up for the trip is Feb. 3, 2012. A detailed itinerary is available on the Maya Exploration Center website at http://www.mayaexploration.com/study_UPitt_mar12.php.